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Wednesday 1 Nov – Wednesday 20 Dec

St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

Photogragher Andi Sapey explores the themes of Travel, Journeys and the sense of Place within the landscape of four different country’s, Japan, Iceland, Greece and UK (East Anglia).

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· Exhibitions ·

Andi Sapey: The Place In-Between

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm Opening Night Wednesday 1 November 5pm – 7pm Friday 3 November

· Rock/Pop ·

Zola Jesus + Kedr Livanskiy

Industrial gothic-pop, melding glitchy electronics and surging strings from Nika Danilova.

8pm | £15 adv | £17 door Saturday 4 November

Wednesday 8 November

· Performance ·

Bubble Schmeisis

Written and performed by Nick Cassenbaum

Bubbemeises is Yiddish, it translates as a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale. Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam, ritual and live Klezmer music, Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. “Warm, gently provocative questioning of Jewish identity”– The List

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door | Seated Zola Jesus 3 November

· Disco ·

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: Funny How Things Turn Out

A lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. Visit truestories.co.uk for full details.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Tuesday 7 November

Shey Hargreaves: Sick

A storytelling show about one receptionist’s journey through four years of cuts to the national health service. Based on writer and performer Shey Hargreaves’ real experiences of working on an emergency medical unit, the show explores the impact of policy changes on patients, staff and their families and friends. Sick brings to life the bizarre, hilarious and heartbreaking nature of an emergency department through comedy, music, storytelling and a lot of phone calls.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated

Monday 13 November

· Folk ·

Emily Barker + Pete Roe

· Blues ·

8pm | £14 | £12 concessions | Seated Wednesday 15 November Friday 10 November

· Reggae ·

Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band + Rebel Lion DJs

Britain’s most influential dancehall toaster, renowned for his conscious lyrics and social commentary, plays NAC with live Roots Ragga band.

8pm | £12 adv | £10 adv concs | £14 door Saturday 11 November 2017

· Rock/Pop ·

Join us from 1pm for another fantastic bill of teens flying the flag for the future of music.

Saturday 11 November

Bootleg Swing

· Swing ·

Bootleg Swing is back! Norwich’s outstanding tribute to Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald & more. Sizzling Swing from live seven piece house band. Exquisite Burlesque feature from special guests. Arrive early for dance lesson in auditorium

8pm | £13 adv | £15 door

· Performance·

Tom Marshman: Kings Cross (Remix)

Tom Marshman uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities through memories of the Kings Cross area; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture. Woven together from the stories of people who experienced it first hand, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous, riotous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV was causing tragedy, and rights were to be fought for.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Friday 17 November

Sonic Youths v4.10 – acts TBA 1pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

· Performance ·

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

Cutting-edge Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith is known for his innovative style of foot-stomping, deep Delta Blues and American roots music.

Silent Disco

Sunday 5 November

8pm | £15 adv | £17.50 door

Catfish Keith

· Disco ·

9pm – late | £6 early bird | £8 advance | £10 door | Last entry 11pm | 18+ £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door

Scratch It!

‘Immigrant Boogie’ marks the first new material from Ghostpoet since the release of his third and much lauded, Mercury-nominated Shedding Skin album in 2015. Swathed in post-punk virtuosity, it is a narrative only too pertinent in 2017.

Tuesday 14th November

10am – 12pm | Under 1s free (must book ticket) | Under 5s £3 | 5-16yrs £5 | Adults £8 £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door

Sunday 19 November

Ghostpoet + EERA

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door

A silent disco with a live DJ, spinning only your favourite guilty pleasures that will get all the family dancing – toddlers to granddads. Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to boogie.

Warm up your vocal chords and get your dancing shoes on for a silent disco with all your favourite guilty pleasures. Pick your channel and choose your groove as 2 DJs simultaneously spin only the best, classic tunes that will get you dancing.

· Rock/Pop ·

“country-soul with luminous warmth” – Mojo Award-winning writer and performer, and former band member with The Red Clay Halo, Barker has toured extensively all over the world, including an appearance at the Olympics opening ceremony alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner.

Family Silent Disco

Saturday 4 November

Sunday 12 November

· Performance·

Lemn Sissay: Something Dark

A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay MBE. Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity.

8pm | £11 | £8 concessions | Seated | 14+ Saturday 18 November

The Icicle Works

· Rock/Pop ·

English alternative rock band fronted by Ian McNabb performs songs from The Icicle Works repertoire.

8pm | £17.50 adv | £20 door

· Performance ·

Lemn Sissay 17 November

Scratch It! is HACK’s curated short-play scratch night. Packed with original new work from an array of talented writers from East Anglia. This makes every event various and unpredictable.

Monday 20 November

· Rock/Pop ·

Caravan + Guranfoe

A key example of the Canterbury scene genre, Caravan blend Psychedelic Rock, Jazz and Classical influences to create a distinctive progressive rock sound.

8pm | £15 adv | £18 door Tuesday 21 November

· World ·

Blick Bassy + Brooke Sharkey

An idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist’s soulful voice. Bassy has been championed by 6Music and BBC Radio 3 since the release of his acclaimed album Akö.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

Wednesday 22 November

· Performance ·

Instructions for Border Crossing by Daniel Bye

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way? “Bye is one of the most astute and thoughtful contemporary theatre-makers around.” – The Stage Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door | Seated Bubble Schmeisis 8 November

Friday 24 November

· Performance ·

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense

He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there is no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. He impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy. “Jermay puts the rest of us mind readers to shame”- Derren Brown

8pm | £10 | £8 concessions | Seated Saturday 25 November

· Rock/Pop ·

The Magic Band

Former Captain Beefheart musical director and drummer, John “Drumbo” French leads out the latest version of The Magic Band for one final tour of the UK. A faithful rendition of the best of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band’s music is guaranteed.

8pm | £20 adv | £25 door Monday 27 November

· Rock/Pop ·

MAMMÚT + Broen

Icelandic quintet create unpredictable and uncategorisable shape-shifting sounds with a modern twist on psychedelia.

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door Tuesday 28 November

· Folk ·

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys + The Jellyman’s Daughter

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, song-writer and producer. Sam Kelly creates exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.

8pm | £12 | £10 concessions

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3 N ov

Zola Jesus + Kedr Livanskiy

4 Nov

Family Silent Disco & Silent Disco

5 Nov

True Stories Live: Funny How Things Turn Out

7 Nov

Shey Hargreaves: Sick

8 Nov

Bubble Schmeisis by Nick Cassenbaum

10 Nov

Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band

11 Nov

Sonic Youths v4.10

11 Nov

Bootleg Swing

12 Nov

Ghostpoet + EERA

13 Nov

Emily Barker + Pete Roe

14 Nov

Catfish Keith

15 Nov

Tom Marshman: Kings Cross (Remix)

17 Nov

Lemn Sissay: Something Dark

18 Nov

The Icicle Works

19 Nov

Scratch It!

20 Nov

Caravan + Guranfoe

21 Nov

Blick Bassy + Brooke Sharkey

22 Nov

Instructions for Border Crossing by Daniel Bye

24 Nov

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense

25 Nov

The Magic Band

27 Nov

MAMMÚT + Broen

28 Nov

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys + The Jellyman’s Daughter

29 Nov

Home Solo: Hayley Matthews

30 Nov

Sweet Baboo + support

1 Dec

Gold Dust presents The Eighties

2 Dec

Sonic Youths v4.11

2 Dec

The SweetBeats + The Cuckoo Clocks

4 Dec

Nathan Caton: Pursuit of Happiness + Hyde Panaser

5 Dec

Fine City Blues Fundraiser

6 Dec

The Wickerman Sing-A-Long

7 Dec

Pundemonium! LIVE

8 Dec

Natty and the Rebelship + Take Your Time DJs

10 Dec

True Stories Live: Don’t Tempt Me

11 Dec

Young Un’s: We Three Sings Christmas Show

12 Dec

BBC Radio 3: Exposure

18 Dec

Richard Dawson

19 Dec

Moulettes + support

21 Dec

Midwinter Moonshine

22 Dec

The Blockheads 40th Anniversary Tour

23 Dec

Tropico

31 Dec

New Year’s Eve Party

Wednesday 29 November

· Dance ·

Ensemble presents Home Solo

An exploration of what it is and how it feels to be at home in your own skin. Home Solo is an intimate performance that includes contemporary dance, words, live song, guitar and Cajon.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Thursday 30 November

· Rock/Pop ·

Sweet Baboo + support

Bright, wry, melodically buoyant and sweetly melancholy tonic from Sweet Baboo, aka. North Wales’ musician, Stephen Black.

8pm | £7 adv | £6 adv concs | £9 door Friday 1 December

· Disco ·

A journey through the eighties from Disco, Soul and Funk to Hip Hop and Acid House. Expect plenty of Bowie, Prince, Whitney and all of the classics.

9pm – late | £5 adv early bird | £7 adv | £8 door No entry after 11pm | 18+

· Reggae/Ska ·

Dance all night to the joyful sounds of The SweetBeats as they blend self-penned songs with twisted versions of the classic Ska, Reggae, Bluebeat, Soul and Dub.

8pm | £10 adv | £8 adv concs | £12 door

Sonic Youths v4.11 – acts TBA

· Rock/Pop ·

Don’t miss 2017’s final Sonic Youths showcase for original music-makers aged 14-19! Demo deadline: 6pm, Saturday 04 November.

1pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

Scratch It!

Scratch It! is HACK’s curated short-play scratch night. Packed with original new work from an array of talented writers from East Anglia. This makes every event various and unpredictable.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Monday 4 December

Norwich Labour Party Presents C-Red

Far East Gathering presents Father Funk + DJ Yes + Gypsy Swing + Daniel Tuffs

Another night of new music in support of Norwich Labour. Acts TBA.

Celebrate the Winter Equinox with big bass, big beats and the biggest, funkiest samples!

8pm | Pay What You Can

9pm – late | £7 adv | £10 door Saturday 16 December

Nathan Caton: Pursuit of Happiness + Hyde Panaser

7.30pm – late | £10 adv | £13 door

Richard Dawson · Blues ·

An evening of Blues, Soul and Southern Funk featuring Stax O’ Blues, The Dave Thomas Blues Band, Mojo Preachers , Dove & Boweevil Band and North & South. All monies raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society. · Performance ·

Sing-Along-A Wicker-Man

“Frankly Genius!” - The Guardian Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Thursday 7 December

· Comedy ·

Pundemonium! LIVE

with Rachel Mars and Daniel Pitt

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Friday 8 December

Sing-Along-A Wicker-Man 6 December

Sunday 10 December

· Reggae ·

Following his Top 20 debut album, ‘Man Like I’, Soul/Reggae sensation Natty is back with his highly anticipated second album ‘Release The Fear’, a future-roots, concept album that takes us on a journey through love, redemption, self-identity and unity.

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: Don’t Tempt Me

A lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. Visit truestories.co.uk for full details.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Monday 11 December

· Folk ·

The Young Un’s: We Three Sings Christmas Show The popular Teesside trio don their festive jumpers for a light-hearted romp through Christmas past, from carols rooted deep in the soil of Britain’s ancient wassail traditions to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak.

8pm | £16.50 | £14.50 concessions | Seated Tuesday 12 December

· Rock/Pop ·

BBC Radio 3: Exposure

Verity Sharp hosts the latest event in this series showcasing experimental music up and down the UK.

8pm | Free

Wednesday 13 December

Natty and the Rebelship + Take Your Time DJs

8pm | £15 adv | £12.50 adv conc | £17.50 door

· Folk ·

Monday 18 December

Fine City Blues Fundraiser

Wednesday 6 December

· Rock/Pop ·

Featuring Mansion Of Snakes, Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist) DJ set, Das Boot, HANK and Wayward Natives DJs.

Following the success of last year’s Straight Outta Middlesex tour, the prolific Nathan Caton is back! He’s keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in this hilarious show.

Tuesday 5 December

· Funk ·

Friday 15 December

Flatlands Festival Crimbo Party

We’ve mulled it over… we’re going on tour! London’s new cult comedy night hits Norwich for a Christmas special! Got appundecitis? We hope you’re not feeling Santa Claustrophobic! It’s Pundemonium! at Christmas. Pundemonium! is a hilarious game show full of punishing linguistic challenges designed to put your (egg)noggin to the test. Trust us, it’ll be a cracker and Yule love it. No-el kidding.

Natty and the Rebelship 8 December

· Rock/Pop ·

Saturday 9 December

· Comedy ·

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door

The SweetBeats + The Cuckoo Clocks

Saturday 02 December 2017

· Performance ·

8pm | £12 | £10 concessions | Seated | 14+

Gold Dust presents The Eighties

Saturday 2 December

Sunday 3 December

· Performance ·

Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age-old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane. “A fantastic and unique talent.”– Stuart Maconie BBC 6Music

8pm | £12.50 adv | £10 adv concs | £15 door Tuesday 19 December

· Rock/Pop ·

Moulettes + support

A beautifully orchestrated ecosystem, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies and big riffs.

8pm | £11.50 adv | £13.50 door Thursday 21 December

· Americana ·

Midwinter Moonshine

Roots rock outfit The Vagaband with The Shackleton Trio.

8pm | £12 adv

Friday 22 December

· Rock/Pop ·

The Blockheads 40th Anniversary Year The legendary outfit are back to celebrate 40 years!

8pm | £22 | £20 concessions Saturday 23 December

· Tropical ·

Tropico

Hip Hop, House, Afro and more.

9pm – late | £10 | No entry after 11pm | 18+

Sh!t Theatre: Muppets Xmas Carol

Sunday 31 December

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door | Seated | 18+

The best DJs in Norwich playing a wide variety of music for NYE. Soul, Tropical, Disco, Funk & House. Come and celebrate the new year with us!

Back by popular demand! Come sing-a-long to the best Christmas film ever! Come support Michael Caine as he does some ‘acting’! Witness laughter, redemption and singing food! Free goody bags!

· Afro/Funk·

NAC presents NYE with Soul Stew + The Fine City Selectors.

9pm – late | £10 early bird | £12.50 adv | £15 door

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